The Karoo will soon become a key site in the hunt for aliens

2018-10-03 10:09

South Africa’s radio telescope is joining an international initiative that is seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Watch: The quietest town in America — where cellphones are forbidden

2018-08-22 10:38

The area is home to the largest steerable telescope in the world.

SA celebrates MeerKAT launch with dramatic Milky Way black hole image

2018-07-13 09:02

South Africa has officially unveiled its MeerKAT radio telescope and it has produced the clearest image yet of the super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.


Amazing satellite photos show how alien trees are being wiped out in Cape Town

2018-09-20 07:31

A data scientist is using satellite imagery to provide reliable long-term data to measure efforts to make space for indigenous vegetation, and curb water lost to alien invaders.

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, courtesy of Africa's new super telescope

2018-07-13 10:24

The composite captures the Milky Way, 25,000 light-years away from Earth.

On Friday SA unveils the R4.4 billion MeerKAT telescope. Here’s what it’s for.

2018-07-12 06:29

Astronomers will use the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to help probe the history of the universe – and figure out where the fuel for forming stars is coming from.

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